Coordinator, Education

Lake St George, 950 Bethesda Side Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada Req #711
Thursday, March 16, 2023

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = 34.60/hr, Max = 37.51/hr

Employment type: Full-Time Contract

Duration of employment: 13 months

Hours of work: 21 hrs/week

Work location: Lake St. George Field Centre

Division: Education and Training

Business unit: Education and Training

Travel: 5%

Remote Work: None


About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.


TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

Reporting to the Supervisor, Lake St. George Field Centre, the Education Coordinator is responsible for the development and delivery of education programs within schools, TRCA facilities and designated outdoor spaces.


The position demands and individual with strong facilitation abilities. They are expected to provide superior customer services to education stakeholders, Expectations outside of formal education delivery can include the support for summer camps, youth volunteer programs and specialized audience programming.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Deliver high quality, curriculum linked, and experiential outdoor education lessons to school groups attending the Lake St. George Field Centre (day or evening programs).
  • Monitor, track and ensure education programming reflects current education curriculum standards, school board policies and teacher/school expectations.
  • Deliver specialized programs such as Specialist High School Major and Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship programs.
  • With direction and guidance from the Supervisor, research and develop new programs, refine and enhance existing Lake St. George education lessons and public programs that support TRCA strategic plan and corporate objectives.
  • Work with other members of the teaching team to update and enhance lesson plans and delivery options and activities.
  • Maintain and improve program materials and equipment. Manage equipment/supply inventories, replaces, repairs or purchases equipment for programs.
  • Support facility and customer services responsibilities such as facilitating meal services and light cleaning.
  • Support all camps and camp-related programming. This includes developing camp programming, supporting interns and volunteers and reviewing camp documents.
  • Develop and deliver themed summer, March Break and winter camps.
  • Travel across York and Durham Regions to deliver in-school educational, curriculum linked programs as needed.

What will you need to succeed:

  • Post-secondary degree in Environmental Studies, Outdoor Recreation, History, Geography or other related degree.
  • Bachelor of Education or Ontario College of Teachers certification.
  • 2 years teaching experience within a school, camp, or outdoor education centre capacity.
  • First Aid and CPR certified.
  • Valid G class driver’s license and access to a vehicle on a daily basis.
  • Excellent communication skills in all modes (written, verbal, email, etc.).
  • Classroom management skills in diverse environments.
  • Teaching skills with diverse audiences.
  • Organizational and time management skills.
  • Waterfront experience and qualifications are considered an asset.
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare). 


You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top-Up Program.
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter prior to midnight on March 23, 2023.


While the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised that successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.


TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.


Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process is collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan, Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Temporary Contract
  • Min Hiring Rate $34.60
  • Max Hiring Rate $37.51
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 5
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • Lake St George, 950 Bethesda Side Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada